Review written by: Anthony John Medei
This book starts out with 2 farm families. The Fish (who grow mainly tomatoes), and the Carillons (who grow mainly potatoes). One Thanksgiving, they have soup, made out of potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and parsley. Mr. Fish and Mr. Carillon like the soup so much that they think they could make millions of dollars from selling it! The trouble is , naming the soup. They decide, at 5 & 7 yrs. the Fish’s daughter, Caroline, and the Carillon’s son, Leon would get married, and the soup would be called “Mrs. Carillon’s Pomato Soup.” After the marriage, Leon and Caroline were separated, and could never see each other until Leon was 21. When she came and saw Leon (who changed his name to Noel), she hugged him tightly. But a blonde woman dragged him away calling him by the name ‘Seymour’. Surprisingly enough, a man tapped Caroline on the shoulder, and said that he was Noel. On Palm Beach, when a boat crashed with Noel and Caroline on it, Noel, a few yards away yelled “NOEL IS SEYMOUR HALL. I AM NEWTON PINCKNEY.” But all Caroline heard was “Noel glub C blub all…I glub new…” Caroline hits her head, and starts to search frantically for her husband, Noel. Along the way, she adopts 2 twins, Tina and Tony, and gets put in jail, where she gets a bail. She buys an apartment in New York City, gets re-married to a man named Augie Kunkle. Every thing works out in the end. I like this book because some of the pictures are made with words, and this one woman in the jail that Caroline went to had a pet rat. I hope after this review you read ‘The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I mean Noel)’. So, Happy Reading!!!